Lancs seniors in final showdown

Poulton Golf Club professional John Greenwood addresses the ball.
Poulton Golf Club professional John Greenwood addresses the ball.
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Lancashire completely dominated the Northern Counties Seniors’ qualifier at a wet and breezy Ilkley to reach the English Finals for a third time.

The Red Rose side, which included Fleetwood’s Glyn Rees, led by seven shots after the morning.

They then stepped up a gear in the afternoon to prevail by an impressive margin of 24 shots.

Oldham’s Alan Squires claimed the individual title with a two round score of 141, three ahead of Cheshire’s Dave Nelson.

Red Rose skipper Mike Gray finished third on 149. The finals are at the RAC club Epsom from October 7-10.

The full Lancashire team was Terry Brown, Mike Gray, Stewart King, Jeremy Morgan and Rees.

Scores: Lancashire 745, Cumbria 769, Northumberland 771, Yorkshire 776, Cheshire 776, Durham 797 & IOM 811.

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A ladies’ class held at the Tee Time Golf Centre at Norbreck has proved so popular that another class will be held on Saturdays at 11am.

Further details are available from Poulton professional John Greenwood, who has organised a ladies’ Texas Scramble at the club on Saturday, starting at 6.30pm.